Valparola pass


The Valparola Pass (Italian: Passo di Valparola) (el. 2168 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy. The road over the pass is aspahlted and connects the summit of the Passo di Falzarego on the side of the province of Veneto, with the Val Badia, in the province of South Tyrol. The pass is the divide between the watersheds of the Adige, which flows west into the Adriatic Sea and the Piave, which flows east.
The pass has been climbed by the Giro d’Italia bicycle race. The road over the pass was built during World War 1st to supply the combat line at the Falzarego zone with weapons and ammunition, the road today is relatively good built, in excellent conditions easy to ride. Before World War I, there was only a trail over the pass, but the area was heavily contended during the war. A remaining fort has been made into a museum.

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